Meet Buttercup! He was born with a backwards foot, but thanks to 3D printing, now he will be walking with a prosthetic foot!
Buttercup's owner, a software engineer by trade, saw his struggle and teamed up with 3D printing company, Novacompany. After looking at photos of Buttercup's sister's foot, they were able to design a solution.
Although the plastics typically used in 3D printing are not flexible enough for walking, a mold was made and is being used to create a silicone foot.
This lucky duck will be walking in his new prosthetic in a few weeks--all because of 3D printing technology! Awesome!
Whether it is a technology or an art, only that thing is appreciable by which someone gets the benefit. I am thankful to 3D printing technology, because a disabled living creature is going to become independent for moving anywhere. I wish this experiment becomes successful so that the poor duck can walk on her own.